Fighting for the Soul of Brazil: A Project of Global Exchange

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853459231
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 272

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Who Benefits and Who Bears the Damage Under World Bank/IMF-Led Policies 8
2 The Eternal Conquest 17
3 Capital Flight 33
4 Forced Labor Revisited 36
5 The Labor Movement in Brazil 39
6 Labor's Development Critique 47
7 New Directions for the Union Struggle 51
8 Brazilian Guns Flood the Market 56
9 Hunger and Democracy Don't Mix: An Interview with Herbert 'Betinho' de Souza 58
10 The 1994 Brazilian Elections and US-Brazil Relations 64
11 Their Bright Shining Knight in Brazil 70
12 Brazil's Controlled Purge: The Impeachment of President Collor 75
13 "Don't Kidnap Me, I'm a Professor" 84
14 Beware the Tanks 93
15 The Black Hole 98
16 Jungle of Myths 101
17 What Future for Amazonia? 103
18 The Rubber Tappers Under Fire Again 109
19 Prostitution Comes to the Indigenous Amazon 113
20 Popular Struggle and the Preservation of the Amazon 116
21 Extractive Reserves: Economic and Social Alternatives for the Tropical Rainforest 123
22 Clowns Up the River 130
23 Kids Out of Place 139
24 Toil for Tots 152
25 Targeted for Death 154
26 In Brazil, Sterilizing Women is the Method of Choice 163
27 In Live-and-Let-Live Land, Gay People are Slain 168
28 Brazil's Women-run Police Stations Fight the Odds 172
29 Brazil's Black Consciousness Movement 174
30 Pastoral Agents Movement Raises Black Awareness 184
31 The Role of Liberation Theology 189
32 Activists Take on AIDS 197
33 Fighting for the Soul of Brazil 204
34 Interview with Lula 223
35 Brazil's Workers Party: Socialism as Radical Democracy 232
36 Black, Female and Favelada: Benedita Speaks 244
37 The Rise of the Workers Party: An Interview with Marco Aurelio Garcia 249
38 The Need for International Solidarity: An Interview with Aloisio Mercadante 255
Conclusion 257
Resources 261
Contributors 263
Index 266
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